Review posted for Kyocera FineCam L4v|
(Thursday, June 3, 2004 - 16:33 EDT)
Kyocera's L4v is one of several models brought to market toward the end of last year (and another on my "catch-up" list of camera reviews, now put to bed.)
It's a fairly basic four-megapixel, 3x-zoom-equipped digicam, most distinguished by its large, 2.5" LCD screen. Although it carries a high list price, the L4v is generally available at low enough "street" prices that it can amount to a pretty good deal for a four-megapixel, 3x zoom-equipped digicam.
In my testing, it showed good color, producing pleasing-looking images under a wide range of shooting conditions. On the down side, I found its resolution not quite up to the best of its four-megapixel brethren, its shutter lag and cycle time on the slow side, its battery life rather short, and its image noise higher than average.
Despite these limitations though, the FineCam L4v generally produces good-looking images, so it could still make an attractive purchase, particularly if you find one at the lower end of its price range. Check it out!